Monthly Archives: February 2012

A New Perspective on Pigeon Holes

You can always tell a good trip when you leave with two bags and return with three. We took one bag full of Messina Hof Texas wine to share with our friends in Italy during the Wine Pleasures International Wine … Continue reading

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The Real Heart of Campania

My favorite season of the vineyard as a vinetender is winter. Why you say? Most people prefer spring and summer when all is green and fruitful. Winter is the time when a vine shows its true character – strengths, weaknesses … Continue reading

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Wedding Season With Messina Hof!

Wedding season officially starts March 1st and Messina Hof Winery is kicking off the season with our Annual Bridal Showcase and Open House on February 26th. The event takes place only two weeks after Valentine’s Day. So for all the … Continue reading

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What Makes Some Wines so Dry?

Dry is an unusual term for a wet beverage. But in fact, it means no sweetness. A dry wine has not residual sugar. The fermentation process converts the grape sugar to alcohol. When the conversion is complete and all the … Continue reading

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Foods That When Paired Together with Wine Can Be Disastrous

Every food can be paired with some wine. It is just finding the proper wine for the food. Some foods are very challenging. Foods that are high in acid or have strong raw flavors can be most challenging to wine. Artichokes, sauerkraut, habanera … Continue reading

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Oh What a Night!

Oh What a Night! Father and Son Bonarrigo receive the beautiful silver spurs at the San Antonio Rodeo wine event on Friday night. 2012 has been such a landmark year. It was just a magical moment to see the two … Continue reading

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Wine & Your Heart

Many have heard rumors about the positive effects that wine can have on our health. The “French Paradox” study, by Serge Renaud, put this theory to the test by conducting studies on men and women to see if moderate wine … Continue reading

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Wine & Chocolate Pairings!

It’s that time of year again where we engage in a romantic evening with our loved ones. What could be better to go along with your sweetheart’s favorite chocolate than your favorite Messina Hof wine? When pairing wine with chocolate, … Continue reading

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It’s That Time Again – Award Season!

It’s that time again – Award season! Just like movies and television, the wine world has revealed the award winners in a number of prestigious wine competitions. We are so proud to see that Messina Hof wines continue to be … Continue reading

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Wine Paired with Your Favorite Game

As the top two teams battle it out for the title of Super Bowl 46 champion, don’t leave your wines on the sideline. You can still enjoy one of America’s favorite past times and give your wines the playing time … Continue reading

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